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ACS CRP Dissemination and Implementation Committee issues call for participants in pilot project(Comments Off on ACS CRP Dissemination and Implementation Committee issues call for participants in pilot project)

June 1, 2017

The mission of the Dissemination and Implementation Committee—to provide surgeons with practice-changing results of the Alliance and other national clinical trial groups—is summarized.

Figure 1. Prostate cancer choice tool

Interventions to promote better conversations about initial treatment for prostate cancer

Decision aids to enhance conversations with minority males entering prostate cancer treatment are described.

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Junior investigators: Get engaged in the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Strategies for enhancing junior investigator participation in Alliance programs are highlighted.

Figure 1. Overall schema of ALCHEMIST

In search of the philosopher’s stone: The ALCHEMIST study for lung cancer

This month’s column provides an update on the ALCHEMIST trials for patients with operable lung cancer, including the addition of a third arm to study, which permits the inclusion of patients without ALK or EGFR mutations.

Figure 1. A021302: Impact of early FDG-PET directed intervention in locally advanced gastric cancer

A new approach for advanced gastric cancer: Using PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy

This month’s column describes how new technology may improve outcomes for patients diagnosed with gastric cancer, specifically the use of PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy.


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